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Heaven Scent Pottery

Heaven Scent Pottery

One of the first posts I wrote for this site was about these highly decorative items from Mexico. The first piece I found was this little Jorge Wilmot cat. Drawn to his cute face and pretty floral decoration I just had to have him. Back home, I set about trying to establish his provenance but try as I might I couldn’t pin down a maker.

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Sun Fire Office Plaques and a Victorian Match Striker.

Sun Fire Office Plaques and a Victorian Match Striker.

I was thrilled earlier this year when I came across this superb antique Match Striker advertising the Sun Life Chief Office in Threadneedle Street, London, which was opened in 1810 by the Directors of the Sun Fire Office as a new branch of their already century-old business. The two insurance companies, although run as separate entities, were nonetheless linked by the smiling sun face logo, which was already widely used across London on metal fire plaques affixed to houses the company insured.

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